Do you miss the Bake Off? I do. Mid weeks are just not the same without that precious hour of sugar, butter and flour fuelled escapism.
Fear not though, baking need not have disappeared from your life altogether! To support the annual Bake-A-Wish fundraising, this October Fairy are partnering with Make-A-Wish® UK to encourage the nation to get their baking hats on and share their festive recipes, as part of a competition to find the UK’s best festive cake.
Inspiration comes from research that shows 35% of us don’t even like Christmas cake, and around two thirds of us are turning to less traditional alternatives, like chocolate cake or red velvet cake. Your recipe should be as imaginative as possible, and the competition closes on October 23rd, so get your special chef’s thinking cap on.
Maybe something like this?
Entries gathered will be whittled down to five finalists who will be invited to London on November 3rd, travel and accommodation paid for, to bake their recipes for a celebrity judge. The final winner’s recipe will be the star of the show at a giant bake sale at Westfield, London, from 20th – 22nd November, and enough of their recipe will be baked to feed 12,000 people to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK. For every plate washed over the weekend, Fairy will donate £10 to Make-A-Wish UK – they aim to wash a whopping 12,000 plates with just one 780ml bottle of Fairy!
The winner will also win a weekend trip to London to be photographed with their cake, two nights stay in a 3 star London hotel, a Westfield voucher worth £100 and £200 spending money.
You can enter here, but be prepared – you’ll need to submit the full recipe, including ingredients and methodology.
Please make sure to read the T&Cs before you enter.